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2010-04-12 07:56:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced Richard Falkenrath will join the firm and their expert team of professionals helping to advise clients on today's most pressing security challenges. The firm helps clients at each stage of the security process with a focus on prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. "We are delighted Dr. Falkenrath has joined our team as a Principal. Richard has...

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2010-04-11 08:40:00

Rehearse it with 70,000 avatars What sports fan hasn't grumbled while waiting in a long, snaking lines to get into the stadium for the big game? It's enough to discourage even a diehard fan. But if you think it's a hassle getting into a sold-out game, imagine trying to get out after a bomb explodes"”or even to get out under a bomb threat, for that matter. Let's start with the emergency lights failing. If you're thinking of feeling your way out by the light of your cell phone, join the...

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2010-04-09 09:14:50

The Optical Dynamic Detection (ODD) solution provides a new and better way to detect explosives For anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in an urban setting, the scene of a bomb squad responding to a report of a suspicious package might be all too familiar. But just how is it determined that the lunchbox left under the park bench is just leftovers "“ or a lethal weapon? The most common way is spectroscopy. "Spectroscopy is good, but it only gets you so far," says Eric...

2010-03-30 05:25:00

RESTON, Va., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program has selected BSI to provide a single-source, web-based intelligence repository that will be readily accessible by the C-TPAT's Supply Chain Security Specialists (SCSS). This purpose-built solution, termed Global Risk Analysis & Data Evaluation (GRADE), will assist the SCSS through a systematic approach of...

2010-03-17 09:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced the formation of a Board of Advisors, bringing together a renowned group of leaders with unparalleled experience in the areas of intelligence, foreign policy, international trade, homeland security, and financial services. In addition, former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Jayson Ahern, former NSA official William Marshall, and homeland...

2010-02-19 06:24:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced a new contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue the development of adenovector-based vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) based on research and development done in collaboration with USDA-ARS and DHS S&T scientists at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. Under this new agreement, GenVec will receive $3.8 million in program funding the first year and an...

2010-02-16 12:02:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A scene encountered all too often on streets all over the country: fire engines and trucks arrive at a single-family home. The picture window has a telltale orange glow; other windows have an ominous black sooty appearance. One of the first responders notices siding near the front door is already melting. For the battalion chief on the scene, tactical decisions must be made quickly. Seconds count, and lives are at stake. Protect the occupants,...

2010-01-26 08:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a $4.3 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is developing next-generation panels that can scan rail cars to detect nuclear weapons and other materials. The new panels are an additional configuration in Raytheon's Advanced Spectroscopic portfolio, a series of panels that can be used in various ways to screen cars, trucks, cargo containers, and now rail cars at seaports, border...

2010-01-11 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Sciences and Battelle are pleased to announce they have teamed to pursue a possible procurement opportunity with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) relating to Trans-Shipment and Direct-to-Rail Radiation Detection Equipment and Operations to further develop Decision Sciences' Multi-Mode Passive Detection System, MMPDS(TM), into an operational and deployable system. Building on pioneering work by...

2010-01-08 09:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), opened a enterprise data center in Westminster, Colo., to serve as the Technology Operations and Maintenance Infrastructure Support (TOMIS) program's IT operations center on behalf of General Dynamics' customer, the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). General Dynamics was awarded the TOMIS program contract in...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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